CS #537 - Statuary

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Durlesbach

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Durlesbach is a very little village somewhere in Schwabian - the bigger region I'm living.
This village got famous by the nursery rhyme "Auf der schwäbschen Eisenbahne". OK, I'll try a translation: "Riding the Schwabian railroad".
You have to know that this railroad from Ulm to Friedrichshafen stopped at every village, don't matter how small it was.

The legend tells, one day there was a farmer who was very closefisted came back from market. He had bought a billy-goat and don't wanted to pay a seperate ticket for it.
So he tied it at the back of the last waggon. Imagine what happed...

This memorial was erected by Alfons Walz in 1991. He bought that train in Poland and ordered the figurines from the artist Rene Auer. To honor Mr. Walz, the conductor got the face of him.

(1) The station
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(2) The farmer and the goat
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(3) A concerned passenger
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(4) The farmer
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(5) The conductor
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All pictures were taken with the D700 and the infamous 14-24mm f2.8.

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Klaus
Cool set Klaus :D
 
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Durlesbach

Eh? What? Where? ...

Durlesbach is a very little village somewhere in Schwabian - the bigger region I'm living.
This village got famous by the nursery rhyme "Auf der schwäbschen Eisenbahne". OK, I'll try a translation: "Riding the Schwabian railroad".
You have to know that this railroad from Ulm to Friedrichshafen stopped at every village, don't matter how small it was.

The legend tells, one day there was a farmer who was very closefisted came back from market. He had bought a billy-goat and don't wanted to pay a seperate ticket for it.
So he tied it at the back of the last waggon. Imagine what happed...

This memorial was erected by Alfons Walz in 1991. He bought that train in Poland and ordered the figurines from the artist Rene Auer. To honor Mr. Walz, the conductor got the face of him.

(1) The station
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(2) The farmer and the goat
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(3) A concerned passenger
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(4) The farmer
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(5) The conductor
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All pictures were taken with the D700 and the infamous 14-24mm f2.8.

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Klaus
Great set Klaus, and very interesting story!
 
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I found a newer statue in Manchester, called the Gold Star Mom...
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Closeup shot...
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It's sad that there has to be such a thing. Up here the equivalent is a silver cross. Well shot.
Larry
 
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Well folks, other than the cemeteries and civil war monuments statues are scarce here, and the light was harsh also, this is about all I have to offer.

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The cart wheeling young lady has artist brushes in her pocket :)

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Interesting pieces. I like your compositions.
LArry
 
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Al - Your theme got me out of the house with the camera this morning, thereby making yours a most successful CS! Here are a few snaps of the statuary lining Main Street in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Bareback:
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Shoulders:

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How nice that you have a good selection of public art. I really like the first piece.

Larry
 
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There are several memorials in at Veterans' Park in Manchester for those who fought in various wars. One of the most prominent is the Civil War memorial. It is an obelisk with a plaque that has the inscription:

"IN HONOR OF
THE MEN OF MANCHESTER
WHO GAVE THEIR SERVICES
IN THE WAR WHICH
PRESERVED THE UNION OF THE STATES
AND
SECURED EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL UNDER
THE CONSTITUTION
THIS MONUMENT IS BUILT
BY
A GRATEFUL CITY."

Around the obelisk are statues for each of the services recognized...

Artillery Man
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Sailor
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Calveryman
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Infantry Soldier
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City locations often make shooting sculpture difficult. The third one make the best photograph (for me, anyway :))

Larry
 
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Durlesbach

Eh? What? Where? ...

Durlesbach is a very little village somewhere in Schwabian - the bigger region I'm living.
This village got famous by the nursery rhyme "Auf der schwäbschen Eisenbahne". OK, I'll try a translation: "Riding the Schwabian railroad".
You have to know that this railroad from Ulm to Friedrichshafen stopped at every village, don't matter how small it was.

The legend tells, one day there was a farmer who was very closefisted came back from market. He had bought a billy-goat and don't wanted to pay a seperate ticket for it.
So he tied it at the back of the last waggon. Imagine what happed...

This memorial was erected by Alfons Walz in 1991. He bought that train in Poland and ordered the figurines from the artist Rene Auer. To honor Mr. Walz, the conductor got the face of him.

(1) The station
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(2) The farmer and the goat
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(3) A concerned passenger
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(4) The farmer
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(5) The conductor
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All pictures were taken with the D700 and the infamous 14-24mm f2.8.

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Klaus
It's an interesting piece and a good story.
Larry
 
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It's sad that there has to be such a thing. Up here the equivalent is a silver cross. Well shot.
Larry
Thanks! It really is tragic, what some families have gone through during war times (e.g. Saving Private Ryan story). Many sacrifices were made.

City locations often make shooting sculpture difficult. The third one make the best photograph (for me, anyway :))

Larry
Yeah, I tried to get a shallow DoF, probably needed to go even wider to remove some of the distractions.
 
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Or, if possible, step back with a longer lens to narrow and blur the background.

Larry
Yeah, I had my 105mm/f2.5. I should have tried the 200mm/f4 I had to see if it worked, or brought my 70-200/f2.8. Not sure if I could get back far enough with an un-obstructed view. If I can get down there before the end of the CS, I'll give it a try (tough to break away from work to get into the city).
 
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Durlesbach

Eh? What? Where? ...

Durlesbach is a very little village somewhere in Schwabian - the bigger region I'm living.
This village got famous by the nursery rhyme "Auf der schwäbschen Eisenbahne". OK, I'll try a translation: "Riding the Schwabian railroad".
You have to know that this railroad from Ulm to Friedrichshafen stopped at every village, don't matter how small it was.

The legend tells, one day there was a farmer who was very closefisted came back from market. He had bought a billy-goat and don't wanted to pay a seperate ticket for it.
So he tied it at the back of the last waggon. Imagine what happed...
Interesting story and sculptures. Well photographed, too.

Poor goat.
 
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Durlesbach

Eh? What? Where? ...

Durlesbach is a very little village somewhere in Schwabian - the bigger region I'm living.
This village got famous by the nursery rhyme "Auf der schwäbschen Eisenbahne". OK, I'll try a translation: "Riding the Schwabian railroad".
You have to know that this railroad from Ulm to Friedrichshafen stopped at every village, don't matter how small it was.

The legend tells, one day there was a farmer who was very closefisted came back from market. He had bought a billy-goat and don't wanted to pay a seperate ticket for it.
So he tied it at the back of the last waggon. Imagine what happed...

This memorial was erected by Alfons Walz in 1991. He bought that train in Poland and ordered the figurines from the artist Rene Auer. To honor Mr. Walz, the conductor got the face of him.

(1) The station
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(2) The farmer and the goat
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(3) A concerned passenger
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(4) The farmer
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(5) The conductor
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All pictures were taken with the D700 and the infamous 14-24mm f2.8.

Have fun
Klaus
Very nice images, and what an interesting story they tell .
 
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Cool statue, nice shots :D
 
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Well done shots Jim. Interesting statue and seems to blend with Wright's home designs (the hat looks the roof on his Zimmerman house here in NH :) ).
 

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